From looking tired to fab..

Hello all,how are you today?
I have some place mats that i have had for years..they look a bit shabby and have some rips on them..i did recover them a few years ago with Fablon that i found cheap in Home Bargains..unfortunately the pattern underneath still showed through but they looked neater and cleaner.As with most things that are used a few times a day they soon started to look faded again.
Earlier this year i managed to get some oil cloth quite cheaply and immediately knew what to do with it.
Looking a bit faded

I covered it with card to hide the pattern.

I cut the oil cloth to size and used Copydex to glue it down.

I did the entire set..just needed a little trim on the edges..i also used  felt to cover the backs.
I got the felt from Poundworld and borrowed it from the girls craft supplies..i will replace it when i go there next.
It certainly makes an interesting meal time as the girls try to find Countries and Oceans..they try to match up so coasters and mats match..
The plates don't move around anymore on the mats and they are so easy to keep clean.

I have some oil cloth left and wonder what to do with it..maybe a book mark or two i think.
take care
flowertotmum.

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  1. These look great! I love seeing things being renewed rather than replaced.
    X x

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    1. Hi i have had these mats for about 6 years and would be a shame to throw them ..they look brilliant and unique now
      sara

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  2. These look gorgeous, well done

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  3. That's a great idea, my placemats are starting to peel a little I think I'll follow your lead when the time comes, thanks.

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    1. O wow how cool that someone thinks its a good idea..pop up a pic when you have
      sara

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  4. They look brilliant, what a good idea :-)

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    1. Hi Sue..thank you..i do have good ifes now and then..not often lmao
      sara

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